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Senior Buyer - Non Production Material

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/08/2018
  • Duration: 5 months initially
  • Time left:
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    (04/09/18)
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The Role:
In light of our clients growing Automotive business, we are recruiting for a Senior Buyer responsible for Non Production Materials. We are particularly interested in speaking to Senior Procurement professionals with Non Production Material experience supporting Commercial, Sales, Marketing and IT departments.

The requirements for the NPM Senior Buyer will support the Commercial Director and Head of IT in their activities.

Key responsibilities:

* Procurement of Non Production Material
* Supporting Major categories that include; IT and Marketing / Sales
* The ability to work independently
* Strong negotiation and communication skills, prior supplier selection experience
* Analysing procurement lead times to ensure customer requirements can be met.
* Developing and implementing an effective supplier base and partnerships to create a reliable and long-term source of supply.
* Maintaining records of supplier performance, communicating with each supplier to improve performance and or implementing corrective actions where necessary.
* Commercially astute with the ability to act on opportunities quickly to gain business advantage with 3rd party providers.

The role will be based out of Our Clients office based in Knightsbridge, Central London. European Travel will be required.

The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's biggest manufacturing companies, and in a new departure, they are now seeking to add world-class Automotive expertise to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4 coming to market by the end of 2020. The creation of this new 4x4 will honour the spirit of traditional rugged off-roading, whilst offering a step change in build quality and reliability and meeting the safety and environmental considerations of the present day - a significant challenge, and

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Procurement experience
- Strong negotiation and communication skills
- Minimum 5 years' experience, within procurement and supply chain
- Demonstrable experience of developing new supplier relationships
- Innovative thinker, able to generate new ideas and translate into tangible results.
- Excellent communicator capable of establishing solid, professional relationships.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- CIPS / MCIPS
- Degree Qualified

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